OMEGA Seamaster 300 Ref. 165.024 for the British Military in Steel

Starting: $100

CIRCA: 1967
REF.: 165.024
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 42 mm in diameter
DIAL: Matte black dial with luminous wedge-shaped markers, Arabic numerals at the “12, “3,” “6,” and “9” hour markers, white “cat whisker” minute markers
BRACELET MATERIAL: Gray NATO strap
BRACELET SIZE: 5-1/2 to 9-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Automatic, No. 24719041
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 552

The twisted lug OMEGA Seamaster 300 was the second generation of OMEGA’s professional diving watch. The case was redesigned to bear a family resemblance to the Speedmaster and to be easier for divers to read underwater with a wide bezel, big hour markers, and signature sword hands. The result was a design classic that put OMEGA on equal footing with Rolex in the dive watch segment. The present example carries the solid bars and W10 designation of an issued British military watch, a bonus for the Seamaster 300 or military collector.

Accompanied by OMEGA Extract of the Archives denoting the production date of March 9, 1967 with delivery to the British Army.

Condition

Dial in excellent condition with no signs of chips or discoloration. Hands in very good condition; the hour hand with slight signs of age. Luminous material in the dial and hands fully intact, appears original to the watch, and aged to a slight grey-olive color. Case appears to be unpolished and in excellent condition with few scratches and two small dents on the edge of the lower right lug, something to be expected from a watch engaged in military action. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in truly excellent condition.

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